Sunday, September 30, 2018


Great video of my friends in Utah pitchpoling their Hobie 16. If you do not know what pitchpoling is, its when the front of the boat/bow digs in and the boat flips forward. This will happen when sailing downwind on a run or beam reach. If you have not pitchpoled then you are not a true Hobie sailor, ha, ha. You might ask how does prevent a pitchpole, first the answer is, it's not possible, however there are ways to greatly reduce your chances. 1. Rake your mast as far aft as possible when first rigging your boat, 2. put your weight as far aft as possible. I will do a video on this topic so stay tuned. For now watch this spectacular pitchpole...

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